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Upcoming Events

The Association of Spiritual Caregivers (ASC) of Meriter Hospital, Inc. is a voluntary and credentialing association of area faith community leaders. The ASC has as its vision WHOLE PERSONS IN WHOLE COMMUNITIES. The ASC exists to be a bridge between Meriter and faith communities of the greater Madison area to promote health and healing in body, mind and spirit.

This events page is designed for members of the ASC to:

  • grow in their knowledge and understanding with regard to issues of health and healing;
  • advance knowledge and understanding at the interface of medicine and spirituality;
  • engage other ASC members, faith community leaders/spiritual caregivers, medical personnel, and health care providers around issues of health, healing, and well being;
  • publicize high quality, low cost, easily accessible educational opportunities of the ASC to its members and the larger community.

Annual Palliative Care Forum

Topics: Quality of Life at End of Life, Palliative Care and Oncology Panel, Moral Distress, Dignity Conserving Care

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Holly Prigerson - Cornell

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location: Meriter's Bolz Auditorium

National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 16, 2015 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. It exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and medical providers about the importance of advance care planning. National Healthcare Decisions Day is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for medical providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. Stay tuned for activities and education that will be provided at Meriter-UnityPoint Health.

It's About the Conversation

Watch this video — a 10 minute introduction to advance care planning through the stories and insights of Wisconsin residents. Developed by Honoring Choices Wisconsin, an initiative of the Wisconsin Medical Society and produced through the facilities of Wisconsin Public Television.